How to Fix Corrupt MP4 Video File

Updated on January 27, 2020

MP4 is the most common digital multimedia container used to play the video files, despite of its popularity MP4 get corrupt easily. Here is an easy solution to repair your corrupt MP4 video file. Click on the Download button now to make your unplayable, corrupt MP4 play again in just 3 clicks.

How to Fix Corrupted MP4 Video

Similar to many other video formats including MOV, M4A, the chances of MP4 file being corrupt is common. Before proceeding to repair methods to fix corrupt MP4 files, let’s look at the reasons that lead to corruption in video files

What Causes Corruption in MP4 files?

The reasons behind corrupt or damaged MP4 files are:

  • Corruption in video files can be a result of a broken header
  • Video files can get damaged or corrupt due to compression issues
  • Inappropriate read or write operation on MP4
  • Sudden power loss when the media file is playing in VLC or other apps
  • Improper media download and virus attack

When MP4 file gets corrupt, you won't be able to play any videos on it. You can easily fix any video related problems using VLC media player. If you fail to follow the steps or unable to play video after repairing in VLC, it is recommended to use a safe video repair tool to fix corruption.

Repair Corrupt MP4 video files using VLC media player

To repair corrupt MP4 video, you will have to follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Open VLC Player >> Media, select Convert/Save
  • Step 2: Next, add MP4 input files that is to be repaired and press Convert/Save
  • Step 3: Give the name for the destination file and select desired codec from the profile list
  • Step 4: Press the Edit button to check a specified profile setting and click Start

Although VLC is used to repair most of the video files, it has its own drawbacks that might risk your data. VLC works on the original video files. Therefore, the corruption in the file may increase if you fail to fix the problem. At times, repaired files will also have corruption. In such cases, you need to fix corrupted MP4 file after recovery. And, VLC player is compatible to work with the set of CODEC present in the VLC library only.

In such situations, it is highly recommended to use a safe n secure video repair tool. Remo Repair MOV is designed in such a way that it works on the copy of the corrupt file, keeping your original file safe. Download Now to repair and recover your healthy playable video file back in just 3 clicks


How to Repair Corrupt MP4 files?

To repair the corrupt MP4 files, Download and install Remo Repair MOV. Launch the application. Follow the steps to fix the corruption in MP4 files.

Step 1: Select a healthy MP4 file to act as a reference. Next, choose your corrupt MP4 file to be fixed. Once selected, click on "Repair" button to start the repair process.

How to Fix Corrupted Video File MP4 - Main Window

Image 1: Main Window

Step 2: The software starts fixing corrupted MP4 file and the repair progress can be viewed in the progress bar.

How to Fix Corrupted Video File MP4 - Repairing Progress

Image 2: Repairing Progress

Step 3: After the completion of repair process, the program displays the repaired MP4 video with description

How to Fix Corrupted Video File MP4 - Preview Repaired File

Image 3: Preview Repaired File

Step 4: You can Preview the repaired MP4 videos. If you are happy with the results, Save the fixed MP4 video file to a location of your choice.

How to Fix Corrupted Video File MP4 - Save Fixed Video

Image 4: Save Fixed Video

Remo MOV Repair tool analyses the corrupt MP4 video, separates the audio video streams, fixes the issues and then adjoins the audio video streams together to create a healthy MP4 file. The repaired .mp4 video can be played on any media player. The application not only helps to repair damaged MP4 file, but it also fixes corrupted, freezing, unplayable, or broken MOV video files too.


You may experience MP4 video corruption at any point of playing videos. If you encounter any error message due to corruption or any other reasons, follow the above mentioned methods to fix the corruption in MP4 files. To avoid corruption, it is always rewarding to follow few measures that includes keeping a backup of your video files and use a good antivirus.